Jay-Z & Alicia Keys to Perform at the World Series

Let’s hear it for New York! Jay-Z has confirmed that he will be performing at the World Series. 

The Associated Press reports that the Yankees plan on bringing the Brooklyn rap legend along with them as they step on the field for their opening game on Wednesday [October 28] and take on defending World Series champs the Philadelphia Phillies. Hov accepted an offer to perform his New York street anthem “Empire State of Mind” alongside fellow New Yorker Alicia Keys.  

“Thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee,” Jay told the AP today. “[It's a] once-in-a-lifetime experience.” 

Jigga will also be performing the song with Keys at the American Music Awards, airing on ABC on November 22. —Brooklyne Gipson

  • Kingsley

    Hov keeps winning, while most fans favorite rapper are struggling a recession.

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      WHAT THIS DOESN’T SAY IS I STEPPED TO JAY-Z ON THE SET OF “BIG PIMPIN” A FEW YRS BACC. I SAID, “NIGGA U SAY THE STEETS ARE WATCHIN?” HE SAYS, “YEP ALL THE TIME”, “I SAID WHAT ABOUT IN L.A. WHICH STREETS?” HE SAYS, “UH IN DENVER LANE” I SAID, “NIGGA DON’T U KNOW DENVER LANE A BLOOD TERRITORY?” HE SCREAMS,”OH SHIT I’M SO FUCCIN SORRY! PLEASE I KNOW I FUCCED UP BUT CAN I LIVE?” I CLUTCHED MY FIST LOOKED @ MY THEN GIRLFRIEND NIA LONG SHE SAY, SMOOZE HIM!!! I THEN IMMEDIATLY SMACC THE SHIT OUTTA HIM THAT’S WHY DAME WAS POURIN CHAMPIGN OUT ON THAT CHICC BECAUSE I WAS BEHIND THE CAMERA SCREAMIN U BETTER NOT GET DRUNK NIGGA OR I’M BEATIN THE SHIT OUTTA U! IF U LOOK CLOSE TO THE VIDEO HE LOOKED SHOOK!

  • kashrulz

    Lil Mama gon’ jump on that stage too.

  • http://xxlmag jb

    dats big! Hopefully my Yanks will take it this year! Especially against the Phillies. I cant stand dat damn team. =-/

  • latino heat

    hopefully Lil Mama will try to crash this too and get beat down by security with no mercy. we can hope can’t we?

  • John Cochran

    Fuck the Yankees. Matter fact, fuck Hov. Its all about my city. Philly stand up. Repeat homie.

    • http://www.spitboss.com KLAP215

      IN PHILLY WE SPELL IT LIKE THIS… PHUCK DA NEW JAY-Z HE SOLDOUT! LETS GO PHILLIES!!!!!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    Hov does it again. this is HUGE! Yanks gon’ spank that ass too.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Let the trash talk begin…

    Lil’ Mama SHOULD be there. Think of the promo…camera pans to her in the stands with the stance.

    Cameo intruder should be the new rap marketing hustle! Ha!

    Go Yankees!

  • AZ40

    Who they gonna get in Philly???? Go phillies repeat! repeat! repeat!

  • http://www.sylermusic.com Syler

    Just keep getting salt rubbed into that wound. Thanks XXL. Go download the original Empire State of Mind at http://www.sylermusic.com. Is it really a coincidence that Ty Ty was at the studio throughout the recording/mixing/mastering/pressing process of this album in mid 2008 and his boy suddenly has a song of the same name many months later?

  • Chilly Willy

    “HE SCREAMS,”OH SHIT I’M SO FUCCIN SORRY! PLEASE I KNOW I FUCCED UP BUT CAN I LIVE?””
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This is just fucked up. LMAO!!!
    This is just wrong !!!

    hahahahahah!!!!!!!!!

  • KG

    Let’s go Phillies! It’s gonna be a good series though. Back to back baby!

  • MDAce15

    MTV reports that slated to perform at the Phillies World Series opener is… Will Smith! LOL! Just Playin… May the best team win!

  • http://www.spitboss.com KLAP215

    They said Colarodo was gonna beat us …. they were wrong! They said L.A. Dogers were gonna defeat us… They were wrong!!! They Pray N.Y. YANKESS Dethrone us!!!! LETS GO PHILLIES!!!! They don’t call us the Phightin Philies for nothin all of a sudden WORLDPHUCKINCHAMPIONS!!!